Come to the Smith Street Soup Festival! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Fall fun? The Smith Street Soup Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, October 21st from 1:00-4:00PM. Hosted by the South Brooklyn Local Development Corporation and the High School of International Studies Culinary Arts Program, the festival will showcase a selection of soups from Smith Street’s finest restaurants. Tickets will be sold at the corners of […]

Abhaya Yoga opens in Gowanus by Shyda Hoque

Abhaya Yoga opened their second location in Gowanus at 43D 9th Street on September 15th, which a short stroll from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop. This expansion has been in the works for a few years and, after looking at several locations, Abhaya has finally opened in a 5,300 square foot space.  It’s a great retreat from […]

New Wine Bar and Restaurant in Carroll Gardens.

A new wine bar and restaurant just opened at 244 Smith Street called Big Tiny.  You may be able to guess that it’s named after the size of dishes it offers. On the menu, which you can view photos of in our gallery below, they have a section for “big bites” and “tiny bites”.  They […]

New Baby and Toddler Shop Opens on Smith.

The corner storefront at 244 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens was occupied by Brooklyn Bead Box a short time ago.  They were having 90% off sales at the end of June and we saw the brown paper covering the windows not so long ago.  It seems as though the new shop, Born,  went up overnight. […]

Cafe Booqoo coming to Smith Street.

Right across the street from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop is a corner storefront that used to house Kimchi Grill.  This little kimchi-centric restaurant was really yummy but unfortunately they closed shop a short while ago. Whenever we pass by a vacant space we wonder what will be the next business that opens […]

Bastille Day Celebration in Cobble Hill!

Today is Bastille Day and , though some celebrate this holiday throughout the entire week, the big Smith Street Festival Bastille celebration will take place on Sunday. You can expect delicious food from local restaurants and vendors since the neighborhood favorite French cafe Bartabac hosts this fest. We also look forward to the live music and […]

Velvette Brew Coming to Smith Street.

Formerly two spaces in one, a juice bar and Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, which moved up to Court Street near Atlantic, 251 Smith Street has had brown paper in the windows for a short while. We are now seeing signage! A small piece of paper has been put up in the window that announces a place […]

Progress on Smith Street Storefronts.

For many years now a row of storefronts on Smith Street have been out of commission.  As you can see in the photo above, there are four or five in a row (with 252 Smith Street being in the middle) that have been boarded up for a while.  Whenever we have passed by in the […]

Smith Street’s Video Free Brooklyn Relocates.

Walking down Smith Street the other day we were seeing so many shuttered doors and papered windows. Shops come and go on this bustling street spanning from Cobble Hill to Carroll Gardens.  One particular darkened space felt a bit like a punch in the gut, though.  Our last neighborhood video store, Video Free Brooklyn, has moved.  So […]

Broccolino NYC Opening in Smith Street.

Formerly Hunter’s, and right next door to Stinky Brooklyn, is 213 Smith Street with a huge sign in the window announcing that Broccolino NYC will soon be opening in this spot.  This Italian restaurant isn’t new to the Brooklyn scene.  They have a second location near the Barclays Center on Dean Street, though food is […]